Sunday, February 18, 2007

Fastelavn - Shrovetide

It is fastelavn, the Sunday before Lent, the period of carnival. And a period filled with traditions in the kitchen. I am writing a book about lent and it's traditions (in Norwegian) and part of the book will consentrate on food. Of course I will share it with you here in The Blue Café.
From my childhood I have brought with me the tradition of eating "fastelavnsboller" (sweet rolls) on the Sunday of Fastelavn. Marta and I baked the rolls Saturday. I am not giving any recipe here as I suppose we all have our favorite recipe for sweet rolls. Please give me a hint if you want me to send you mine.
Today we invited my parents over, and we ate the filled fastelavnsboller. Half of the rolls in the photo are filled with whiped cream and half are filled with "trollkrem" - cowberries whiped with egg whites and alot of sugar.
I would love to hear about your carnival and lent traditions in the kitchen.


Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

What an interesting post. Good luck on your book - it sounds like an interesting project!!

(I am visiting you via my food blog

Dagmar said...

We have the same kind of sweet balls here in Austria, they don't get baked but fried and they are filled with apricot jam. Don't remember if we had them last year when you visited. And on Carnival Tuesday evening we have a traditional potato-fish-salad (recipe will come tomorrow!).

Hugs, Dagmar

Tracy said...

Your fastelavnsboller look scrumptious! Having the flu, I didn't make fastelavnsboller this year. The ones in the shops aren't have as good as homemade. Your book project sounds exciting. Looking forward to more about that! Happy Days! :o)

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